Friday, February 20, 2015

Flowers That I Didn't Show For Bloom Day

For Garden Bloggers Bloom Day I showed only Hellebores, of which I have many. But there are plenty of other flowers out there, and I figured it would be useful to have a record of them for winter 2015, which is shaping up to be unusually warm and dry, with an early spring.

Grecian windflower/Anemone blanda

Primrose

Crocus

Crocus

Garrya elliptica, flowering despite its short stature and manky foliage

Cyclamen coum

Erythronium already up and flowering, evidence of the above-mentioned early spring

Hepatica

Hepatica

Indian plum

Grevillea 'Marshal Olbricht'

Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Akebono'


And in the greenhouse:

Variegated Abutilon

Abutilon 'Red Tiger'

It's beginning to feel like spring is an unstoppable juggernaut. What do you think? I won't be surprised if there's another cold spell in our future, but I hope not.

17 comments:

  1. Better late than never, and hopefully no more cold spell for the both of us!

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  2. Beautiful flowers. I should plant Abutilon.

    There's always another cold spell. We had 24º this morning before daybreak.

    Thank you for the reminder that I always mean to plant anemones in the fall.

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  3. No more cold spells! Groundhog day was overcast and wet here so no shadow and no more winter.

    Your blooms are gorgeous and agree that there should be no more cold spells this year.

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  4. I love the image of the crocuses from the side... gorgeous.

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  5. Spring has already arrived here so it can't be far behind up there. I've had a flock of new blooms show up since Bloom Day. In fact, I was out this morning taking pictures myself for an upcoming post.

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  6. We've had some beautiful Spring like days in England, today included. I've been able to get ahead a bit this year and there's nothing better than working with the birds singing and new growth sprouting all around you.
    No sign of an erythronium though!

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  7. My anemones have been overrun by other things. Must find a place to plant more. They are so lovely.

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  8. It feels as if spring is almost here in the UK too. No sign of my Erythroniums yet, must go and have a look to see if I can spot any leaves. You have so many beauties in flower, spring can't be far away.

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  9. Meanwhile, we're breaking records for how cold it is. Two weeks ago it was 68 for a day. Weird. Love all these spring blooms. I'm hoping mine are only a month away. :o)

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  10. Nice blooms, Miss Alison. I forgot about my anemones, thanks for the reminder. Are we spoiled with this spring? I feel like it, kind of guilty too.

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  11. Erythroniums in bloom already? You are ahead of us. I am green with envy about your orange Edgeworthia, I have never seen such a thing.

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  12. Your plants are wonderful. It's amazing to me how different some of them are than what I grow. That's part of the fun of blogging.....It's nice to have an early spring. Enjoy! Happy Gardening!

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  13. Wonderful! Your anemone b. is already blooming!

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  14. So many pretties. But why aren't your primroses chewed to pieces like mine? ;)

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  15. I love all the delicate little flowers that pop up out of the soil in early spring, or in our case this year, mid winter!

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  16. That's what my garrya usually looks like this time of year, kinda mangy. I'm jealous of your Cyclamen coum patch! I can't wait to have one that size of my own!

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  17. I haven't seen an Edgeworthia with orange flowers before. It's very striking.

    It looked as though we were going to have a mild wet winter and then bam, 2 winter storms in a row. Nothing like what the NE and Mid-Atlantic is seeing though.

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